“Krampus” director Michael Dougherty to helm “Godzilla 2”

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Image Copyright Warner Bros. Pictures

Image Copyright Warner Bros. Pictures

You could certainly call it the surprise hit of the 2015 Christmas season, but the horror-comedy “Krampus” earned it box-office success by delivering a fun, scary treat for movie fans looking for something to recapture that wonderful “Gremlins”-style madcap holiday entertainment.

Now– according to a story in Variety— the director of “Krampus”, Michael Dougherty (who previously helmed the somewhat more cultish Halloween film “Trick ‘r Treat”) has been hired to both co-write and direct the upcoming Warner Bros. blockbuster “Godzilla 2”, filling the void left by Gareth Edwards, who departed the project last May to focus on completing “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story”.

WATCH TRAILER FOR “GODZILLA” (2014):

“Godzilla 2” (formerly– and perhaps still– known as “Godzilla: King of Monsters”) is currently scheduled for release on March 22nd, 2019, to be followed by “Godzilla vs. Kong” on May 29th, 2020.

WATCH “KRAMPUS” HOUSE AT HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS 2016:

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